MNCup #4 in Nisswa, Saturday, Feb 1, 2020

INVITATION 
MNCUP #4—SATURDAY FEB 1, 2020

NISSWA RANGE

Coming up two weeks from tomorrow, Feb 1st, is the next in our MNCup series of races. The following day, for anyone interested, is the BNSC’s Lumberjack Jaunt, at the Arboretum in BRD,  a 6/16 km Nordic race..classical or skate. For information regarding that event—please go to the BNSC webpage.

MNCUP #4 BIATHLON RACE

WHEN: Saturday, 1st of Feb, 2020  

TIME: zero at 10:00 am, races begin when all are zeroed—10:45- 11:00

WHERE: Nisswa range. 24757 Charmin Ave, Nisswa. Lower Roy Lake Rd, Nisswa. Next to the Nisswa Wastewater Treatment Plant/Nisswa Maintenance Facility. Note: there are no bathroom facilities available at the range. 

WHAT: Two races are planned, both short and fast! A 3.15 km sprint [2 shooting stages] followed by the first ½ of a single mixed relay with teams based on finish in the sprint [3 km and 2 shooting stages each w/ relay rounds].  The formats have been picked to help prepare you for the section races if you are in high school. 

CLASSES: There will be no age classes per say. Experienced athletes will carry and shoot normal p,s targets. Younger experienced athletes will do the same but not carry. Anyone who is just advancing from a Novice race will not carry and will shoot prone on standing.

  WHO: Any athlete who has been taught biathlon safety and who has shot on their home range is eligible to participate. All will zero at 10:00 am. All participants will use their own slings/cuffs, except Novices will shoot free position unless they provide a rest for the rifle. Those without their own rifle can use a club rifle but no support will be provided unless they bring something. Up to 4- possibly 5 Novices advancing from a Novice event this year or last can apply. [Based on my rifle availability] 

WEATHER: We have snow. A lot of snow. A whole lot of snow!! And are forecast tonight for up to 10” more. The temps appear to be mellowing toward race weekend. 

COST: There is no cost. 

SIGNUP AND LUNCH: Please let me know by Thursday, Jan 30th if you plan to attend the races. For Novices I suggest letting me know this weekend.  A lunch will be provided at Meyer’s after the races. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO JOIN US FOR LUNCH and how many we should expect—parents, coaches etc.

Elk River Biathlon Novice Clinic – Sunday, Jan 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

  • 11:00AM:​ Come see experienced biathletes compete at a 9km, 5-lap race from a close-up, range-side view.
  • 12:00PM – 12:45: Mandatory ​safety instruction and rifle practice.
  • 1:00PM: ​Untimed, low-key 2.4km race. Three ski laps, two shooting stages!

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range – Directions

$40 / participant
In-person cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.

What’s Included
● Rifle safety and marksmanship instruction.
● Shooting practice.
● A low-key, non-technical, and untimed “race” to test our your new skills.
● Rifles and ammunition will be provided by the club.

Prerequisites
● Parental permission if under the age of 18.
○ For participants under the age of 14, a parent ​must ​be present during the clinic.
● Basic cross-country ski proficiency.
○ You don’t have to be fast!
○ You should be able to ski a few kilometers and negotiate easy hills and turns.
● There is no minimum age to register, but:
○ The rifles will be adult-sized.
○ Attendees ​must ​be able to listen and carefully follow coach directions for the duration of the clinic.

What to Bring
● Skis, poles, and boots.
○ Skate gear strongly preferred, but classic can work.
● Gloves. Mittens will interfere with riflery.
● Appropriate clothing to the weather.
● A snack.
● A positive attitude!

Interested? Have questions?
Contact Brian Wray at brian@minnesotabiathlon.com, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/nBgB4xB3d7489h69A

MNCup #3 – Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at Elk River – RESULTS

Elk River Biathlon Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Elk River January Biathlon – 2020-01-12 – By Event
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Ellingson, Jake SM 1:10 32:52 31m 42s 0m 0s 2 2 0 1 5
2 / 2 Baker, Zean SM 1:20 37:18 35m 58s 4m 16s 1 2 2 1 6
3 / 1 Grant, Connor B 1:50 38:13 36m 23s 4m 41s 2 1 2 0 5
4 / 1 Grant, Jackson YM 1:00 37:48 36m 48s 5m 6s 4 4 3 2 13
5 / 2 Bean, Parker B 1:30 39:08 37m 38s 0ms 5m 56s 0ms 3 1 1 3 8
6 / 3 Mattison, Dietrich B 1:40 42:01 40m 21s 0ms 8m 39s 0ms 1 2 4 5 12
7 / 1 Bouley, Cheresa JW 2:10 45:20 43m 10s 0ms 11m 28s 0ms 2 3 4 4 13
8 / 1 Torresani, Julia G 2:40 46:00 43m 20s 0ms 11m 38s 0ms 1 3 4 1 9
9 / 2 Landrum, Saylor G 2:30 48:03 45m 33s 13m 51s 4 2 3 3 12
10 / 3 LaHammer, Audrey G 2:00 55:10 53m 10s 21m 28s 3 3 4 4 14

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range – Directions

9km – All Divisions
5 laps of the famed and thrilling 1.8km “Scouring Rush” loop.
4 shooting stages, PPSS.

Registration @ 9:30 AM

Please have your paperwork filled out beforehand.
Either print and complete the second page of this announcement or online at https://forms.gle/93exZsTR9XEibxNv9

Zero @ 10:00 AM
Race Start @ 11:00 AM
Time-trial start, 10 second interval.

$10 / racer
Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon

Race for free!
Stay after the race and lend a hand (and rifle) to the novice clinic that will run from noon until 1:30pm. All helpers will have their race fees waived.

Racing?
Contact Bill Meyer at ​wmeyer@nisswa.net​, or sign-up online at: https://forms.gle/93exZsTR9XEibxNv9

MN Cup #2: Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Mt Itasca – RESULTS

Minnesota Cup #2:
Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019 (previously Dec 15th)
Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine
Race Format: Sprint prelim, followed by Pursuit race!             

Distance:  4k Sprint + 6k Pursuit
Registration:  9:30  AM –  9:55 AM
Zero:             10:00 AM – 10:40 AM

Race Start:   10:45 AM -Sprint prelim. (mass start)
                      11:30 – approx. Pursuit race

Cost:            $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

Questions?  call Vlad 218 256 8323 or email cervenkv@gmail.com                                                                                                   

MNCup #1: Sun, Dec 8, 2019 at Mt.Itasca, Coleraine – RESULTS

Minnesota Cup #1:
Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine
Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)
Distance:  All categories – 10k
                 Novice race- 4k

Registration:  9:00 AM –  9:55 AM
Zero:             10:00 AM – 10:30AM
Race Start:   10:45 AM  Mass Start
                     11:45 AM Novice safety instruction and practice
                     12:00 PM Start of Novice race

Cost:            $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

Questions?  call Vlad 218 256 8323   or e-mail cervenkv@gmail.com